Can someone explain why open water is terrifying to me. Also what irrational fears do you have anon?
I always feel like someone is out to get me. I always conceal carry a handgun when I go out in public. I am in a constant state of hypervigilance.
itsbasicly just survival instinct. humans are not meant to live in the water and there are many animals that could harm you. the fear is just the signal to leave the water and return to the land.
I want to /b afraid of something. What should I be afraid of
Because it should be.
Fuck sharks or marine life.
You fall overboard, capsize and you're stuck floating in open water waiting to drown or die from dehydration. Just give me a gun to check out quick.
I fucking hate the ocean. The unknown aspect is what gives me goosebumps the most. We've only explored a fraction of it. Many species of marine life are fucking terrifying, there are undiscovered sea creatures, fuck knows what else.
I get a weird rush being in the middle of open waters. It feels good to me, and as a result I get super relaxed. Some people don't like that feel. Just like how some people like the rush of gambling and other don't.
I have a fear of open water, and water deep beneath me. I have tried surfing many times, and once I get out for a while, I start fucking panicing.
I also can't swim alone in pool at night.
Yes because that's obviously safe anon
i feel you, i would faint if i would dive down there
im scared shitless of the ocean and just in general large waters where you cant see the bottom
really? I find it is always better to know where the hitler is. Mostly when Hitler attacks, it is because he is also scared and afraid. It is best not to surprise him with your jewry for example.
This. We can neither swim well compared to fight nor do we have gills and to make it worse every fish just below us will know that we're there on a sunny day because of our outline blocking the sunlight.
We're as helpless as toddlers out there.
To me it's the fear of knowing anything could be out there to get me and that I can't see the bottom. Also the ocean even scares me in video games, I just get really afraid of not seeing the bottom.
I am sort of afriad of heights, and I made myself go skydiving.. not tethered, but actually climbed out on the wing of the plane and jumped myself. ( only with 12 foot ripcord though )
and it was FUCKING AWESOME! as soon asI got down I wanted to go again.
but the water fear, I can't fucking control it. I feel like I am about to be disemboweled the whole time. I have tried many many times, I love being in ocean and swimming, but once I am out and there is nothing under my feet, and getting touched by kelp and shit... I stay out for 30 minutes, and then suddenly panic paddle in.
*meant to write fish instead of fight.
Also the sea is fucking cold, I might add. We'd just lose our normal body temperature after a while and then drown. No bottom visible just sums up all the risks.
Yeah I used to afraid of snapping turtles and not being able to see or touch the bottom but then I swam the whole lake in jeans not even planning on it.
That's called telephobia, if anyone was wondering.
I'm with op, but to a larger extent, I wont go in ponds or lakes for any reason, even if I can see the land on the other side. I'll go near them to fish or whatever, but I wouldn't go in them.
I wet my bed last when i was 16, never did any sleep overs because of it. I was told it was something you grew out of, and i guess they where right.
Guy goes spelunking and gets trapped for a while while the water rushes in. This is actually his plan because he has cancer and the chemo didn't treat him too well (too conscious about his baldness, and just wants to end it. Moments after this webm ends he evolves into a fish because thats what evolutionists believe.
>because filenames are true descriptions of the video
I get extremely nervous when I am in the room with taller and stronger men. For whatever reason, I feel like they are going to sexually violate me.
You should start by snorkeling or diving in shallow water, or in reefs. You will develop a taste for submarine creatures and be more and more curious for deeper creatures.
I am myself a diver and there are so many sea animals that I wish to see that are so beautiful. Ill dump some to prove my point.
If you see what is under you or beside you, you wont be scared. I am talking about reef of about 2 meters deep. All my pictures are taken from shallow reefs where there is absolutely near zero risk of having dangerous animals attacking you on purpose.
I'm okay with my mortality. Not with the mortality of (some of) my family.
>tfw you'll see your parents die
Yes, but unless you are a complete retard, you will not throw yourself on it.
And it fears human. as 99% of things under water.
I've sky dived, flown a jet, been mountaineering in the middle of nowhere, been bogged in literally the middle of Australia and the Sahara with nothing for 500km. I'm on virgins list of people waiting to go into space. I've been up on the Shanghai tower and a few others. Didn't bat an eye lid. And yet... Water - deep water... Scares the shit out of me.
I did not say I took these pictures myself, but if you want, I can show you some pic from myself, while I snorkle. Give me a minute.
Im 20 and still like once a year wet the bed. I once peed in my girlfriends bed while asleep, I felt so bad I was on the verge of tears. She hopped in the shower with me and made it all ok though. Is it normal like once a year?
Well I am really afraid of gas giants in videos or games.
Playing ksp or eve online and the planets filling my screen or areobreaking are more frightening than any horror movie or story I have ever heard. Can't even touch space engine without having a heat attack...
The endless atmosphere and size of them.. Ugh can't even think of that..
The idea of being drugged and tied up while evil surgeons mess up my body.
1. We're aquatic apes
2. You have pretty much no chance of being killed by an aquatic creature if you are using the smarts of modern man and don't go into waters known to contain dangerous creatures at the times they are known to be most active during the worst conditions
I have a fear of space. Dead Space fucked me up. Good game, but because of my fear it was just intense. I hate the idea of horrors that could be out there. Eldritch monsters and such also scare me.
It's only normal if you've been drinking heavily or some other powerful sedative is involved. Don't sweat it though because you can literally shot on a good woman while you're sleeping and she'll stay by your side.
I've been around water my whole life and love it. However, I'm terrified of having my arms pinned by my side. I have nightmares regularly of being trapped trying to remove a jacket, or getting a hand caught in a pocket, unable to freely move. If I can't move my arms I go nuts.
Water bugs. The things that look like roaches on steroids. I'm down with anything else, most other bugs, spiders, snakes, horror movies alone in the dark. Nothing strikes fear into my heart except a fucking harmless bug and it pisses me off
I remember you.
Horseflies and their bites.
Its happened to me quite a bit its the fucking worst XC just about a month ago I wake up for some reason and see a black shadow figure standing in corner of my room and I am unable to move as he just stares at me. I started sweating and finally after it felt like forever I could move again, go throw up then proceed to watch rick and morty to try and calm myself :l
My father died holding my hand two and a half years ago, and I still have nightmares about watching him die all over again, and every time he just wastes the time he has left instead of telling me he's proud of me or whatever. For the longest time I was afraid to fall asleep knowing I might have to watch it all over again.
I'm fascinated by open water. I guess because I've lived in the middle of fucking Texas my whole life and have never seen the ocean.
My irrational fear is of germs. I carry individually wrapped handwipes with me everywhere - two in each jacket pocket, two in my left pants pocket, one in each sock, and a box of backups in my car and backpack. I also carry a fuck-ton of tissues for opening doors and touching grocery cart handles.
I know it's stupid, but I can't help it. I also wash my hands so often that they crack and bleed quite a lot.
the one or two times ive remember the dream its people pushing into my chest and then a shiver and cold sweat.
After a few times i sort of started to like it and then it became less frequent sadly
you have been visited by pupper fish you will be cured of any and all fears relating to water but only if you reply thank you feesh
>I wake up for some reason and see a black shadow figure standing in corner of my room
That's the Shadow Man
He never hurts the person under whose bed he lies
I#m not afraid of water, at all. last year i've been sailing in the baltic sea, tied myself to a rope and jumped off the boat. been in there for like 5 minutes, water was maybe like 30 meters dee. there where probably some porpoises beneath me and this thought is fucking amazing. That doesent mean, i have no respect of sea creatures (or any other animal). You don't fuck with them, they don't fuck with you, easy as that. That i'm nt afraid of water might be, because i spent a lot of my chilhood on an offshore island.
On the Contrary, being buried freaks me out. i cant imaginge being under the ground and fouling after i died. Also, mountains are kinda weird. i'm used to see the horizon or at least being able to look far. Looking around and seeing a giant wall of stone doesn't scare me, but i feel kinda uncomfortable.
>I'm fascinated by open water. I guess because I've lived in the middle of fucking Texas my whole life and have never seen the ocean.
I'm kind of the opposite. I'm fascinated by large areas of land, including deserts. It's probably because I've lived in New Zealand my whole life which is literally 100% urbanised and surrounded by ocean.
Also do your hands crack and bleed due to dermatitis or something? Because you can get stuff for that.
Probably because the majority of the planet is covered in deep dark water with trenches that could go miles beneath the surface that hasn't ever been explored with new species being discovered every year in places where life isn't supposed to thrive.
why dont you just move along
I actually think this dude might be serious. I've taken acid at the lake before while kayaking. Normally when I look outside the kayak into the water I'm afraid something big is going to come out. While on acid I just stared at the swirling water and murky clouds. I think I was too amazed by the beauty to think it could hurt me.
Tell me how that is not beautiful
At least there's water in there, he will be free in some decades
This might seem stupid but are there any old Fags here that were terrified of the PBS logo or the Screen Gems logo as kids?
this thread reminds me
>be 15 or some shit
>staying at friends place for a few days
>friends uncles comes over
>asks if we wanna go out on his boat
>only times he can do it are 4am or 11pm
>do the night time one coz fuck getting up early
>takes us out then stops boat
>boat has a dvd player
>puts dvd in
>tells us to put our feet in the water
>pitch black, cant see shit
>movie starts as he puts his feet in water
>its jaws (forget which one)
>first one to take their feet out loses
>bring it nigga
>was a lot harder than it sound
>all 3 of us bitch out half wayish through the movie
after that we just smoked weed in his boat before going back to shore, was a pretty good night
Shame the game looks so outdated now, or I'd have told you guys to go play the "Shark! Hunting the Great White" game.
You must have been making some massive generalisations on your exploration south of the Bombay Hills, if you actually believe this.
NZ has vast swathes of untarnished native bush all over the place, both islands.
Stay off the bong.
HOLY SHIT DUDE. I Used to love that fucking game. The last hunt where you hunt the Megaladon is so fucking scary, always needed the explosive tip spears or that really poisonous one. Fuck I might download that today.
I had a similar experience in the forest at night. Found myself standing in the woods trying to decide if I should be afraid. I remember doing a checklist in my head of possible dangerous creatures in my area. Then I went through them to find potentialy aggressive animals, I remember debating if mountain lions were in my area. Unless it is pitch black I now have no fear of the woods. It feels like a large open area that is comfortable, as opposed to closed in and surrounded by danger.
>New Zealand doesnt have any natural wilderness, its all owned by someone
>The middle east doesnt have any natural deserts, there all owned by someone
>the ocean doesnt have any natural water its all owned by someone
The deep water one, that was the one with the hammerhead sharks right?
that was a neat one, the game would have greatly benefited from more creepy maps like that.
I love how the last missions mentions a "Megalodon" but then you fucking find the sunk ship from Jaws!
Epic stuff, Always loved this game and the 3 Carnivores ones.
I don't believe in drugs.
Okay then maybe I was wrong, I just thought I learnt years ago that the wild we had here was all owned by a council or something which technically meant it wasn't wilderness, but I was probably wrong. Anyway I don't plan to get into geography so it doesn't matter.
Attaching this pic so that I'm actually contributing something this time.
Yeah man fuck that. The only phobia I have is that of deep water. I used to hate swimming in pool deep ends because I couldn't convince myself that there wasn;t a shark in there even though I could look and see the bottom.
Hell yeah lol. Did you ever play Primal Prey? Pretty much the same idea only you hunted 9 or 10 different species of dinosaur on this one map. You could track them by footprints, you could hunt at 4 different times of day and night and the predators would hunt the other dinosaurs just as much as they hunted you. Shit was baller as hell.
Shower curtains bother the fuck out of me. They have to be open.
It's actually a perfectly explainable evolutionary mechanism. Humans are likely to die in deep water. Having an instinctive fear of water was a gene that propagated because it saved lives. It's just like being afraid of the dark. Being out of your element as a human is dangerous.
Never played that, will have to give it a look!
did you play the Carnivores remake? people seem to be hating on it. but I was never bothered by the slow paced gameplay of the originals so I might actually like it.
I'm not as paranoid as you seem to be, but I do they same. Carry a .45 Colt Defender on my person & keep a full frame .45 & a Glock .40 locked up in a safe under my seat. I've even driven around with an M4 or AK at certain times, depending on the situation, but keep the rifle, ammo & mags separate, so it's legal. I also carry a soft handgun case with a couple knives, extra cash, a multi-tool and some knucks in my car.
I assess everything wherever I go and always plan a way out of a public building.
I carry everywhere too. Don't give a fuck about gun free zones because that's where shit goes down. If I go to one of my kids' plays at their schools or drop off/pick up- I carry on school grounds. Also, carry in theaters, malls, etc. Everywhere... Fuck it. No one knows and the only time I'd have to pull it is in a life or death situation and no prosecutor is going to do shit to someone who defends themselves and others, even in a retarded gun free zone.
But anon, I don't think you're weird or in any way wrong. You're being a fucking man; using your instincts to protect yourself and others if needed. People that aren't like us will curl up in a fetal position and whimper like pussies. Keep it up. You're doing God's work.
nah, the story was that this is some place thats actually really close to the surface (like close enough for an amateur to swim down to in1 breath) but because of how it looks there was some rumor going around that it was a world record freedive which was believed by many until the dude in the video came clean
>TL:DR that place is actually only as deep as a freshman taking philosophy 101
Yes. You can. Spread the word, no matter how crazy people are or how resistant they are to the truth. Also, vote with your money. Stay out of the market casino, deal with only locally owned small banks, don't purchase items or use services that have any globalist affiliation, etc.
The human body doesn't have much issue with free diving, provided you equalise your ears.
If some animal outside ate my cats and dogs and kept me up by making noises in the woods every night and generally made my life shittier and scarier, I would be pissed and want to fight that monster.
If I went looking for him and found out that he was actually a pack of 50 foot monsters with hyper intelligence, I would have to adjust my life around dealign with those 50 foot monsters rather than fighting them.
At one point I would agree with you, but I've learned enough now to be afraid of the beast.
As a commercial dive supervisor and recreational scuba instructor. Yes, I have a very thorough understanding of pressure.
>I come to these threads to lol at you pussies
I cant stand being under water. I have no idea where the fear if from and Im working on it very slowly, but fuck its so bad I dont even like being under water in fucking games. My wife thinks its funny as hell but it sucks. Im getting better playing games like Ark, GTA, etc. I tell myself I know whats under there just do it. I think its a fear of not knowing whats under the water, Too many underwater Horror movies as a kid maybe, no idea. But if your 10 and see leviathan it will fuck you up.
you pussies just need educating. As you said, irrational fear. Watch some documentaries on the ocean and videos on diving and surfing. You'll realize the ocean is for the most part empty, and the majority of sharks and ocean predators don't give a fuck you exist because they eat fish.
Most phobias aren't that easy to get rid of, some people never get rid of certain phobias. This is an instinct that some people have, it is legitimately the strongest fear I have besides death itself.
Hah me too, but I think thats because I got stabbed in school and was forced to study something I wasn't good at.
shit like that tends to fuck with your self esteem and the way you experience the world.
if im watching a movie and they go underwater with no gear I always hold my breath too just to see if I can survive if im ever in that situation, anyone else do this?
also 90% of the time the answer is because those motherfuckers hold their breath for 10 damn minutes
More like hot backpackers.
Now days, I'm dealing with shit like this.
Imagine diving into a deep, dark hole like this one, only to be slowly devoured by small, unseen creatures, picking at you with their little mouths, tearing at you with their pincers.
A little flash of bioluminescent light to reveal the walls are covered in small sea creatures.
Then an eye opens at the bottom of the pit...
No, not the same kind of game.
Shark! is story based and you're all alone, Depth is full on action deathmatch.
Both create a way different feel for the player.
Same with Carnivores, its a solo experience. you can't compare that to games where there's 2 sides and little Johnny from down the street is chasing you as a T-Rex.
Hey OP I have had this fear for the LONGEST time dude. I originally went snorkeling in Hawaii, and I was like wow theres no sharks this is beautiful. Fast forward to Cabo, I get the chance to do scuba. Wow theres no sharks this is great!!! I decide to get certified. Well I live out in California and I have a beach house up in pismo so I dived a couple times down central coast well everything was awesome until my 4th or 5th time, I was near the bottom of a kelp forest checking out where some clams were and looking at some stuff (found coins and a pair of glasses). Well i notice a shadow around I couldnt see very well because whatever it was I thought it was a whale but when I looked above me maybe 10 ft, it was like a fucking 20' great white and 1 or 2 pups but the thing was like the size of my truck, so I just chilled down there while it sort of circled and went around the kelp and stuff, ( i think it was looking for seals) but the fucking thing hung around the area where my little panga was and so going up to the boat and climbing in was like the scariest thing I have ever had to do in life. You can call someone underwater to help you...You cant scream....Your alone...helpless....I have some dive equipment for sale.
Yeah. Pretty bad. Yet again, when you drown in salt water, you're not choking on the water. You're choking on your own blood, because the water dries out your lungs, filling your esophagus with blood. You die because your body can't handle the water, not because there's too much.
Being burned to death would probably still hurt worse.
Here's what scares me. When I jump into water in a lake or ocean, I can tell the body of water is huge, but it feels like it's closing in on me. I don't have claustrophobia or fear of large spaces, but combining them terrifies me.
Heard it from some random youtube video a some years ago, plus directly asking bio teachers in both high school and college... not sure where to find the info other than doing a simple google search.
>In cases of fresh water drowning, the water filling someone’s lungs is considered ‘hypotonic‘ to the blood. The fresh water seeps its way into the blood stream where it dilutes your plasma/electrolytes. This causes the red blood cells to swell up and eventually burst.Drowning in salt fresh or fresh water
>Also, and more obviously, the fluid filling a person’s lungs will prevent the body from taking in enough air. Not being able to take in air means your body can’t get the much needed oxygen it needs to function. This will lead to eventual cardiac arrest. An individual who is drowning will likely be unconscious before the heart stops, however.
>Drowning in saltwater is an entirely different beast. When the lungs fill with saltwater, it has the opposite effect and becomes ‘hypertonic‘ to the blood passing nearby. The plasma in our blood gets sucked into the lungs and fills it, preventing gas/air exchange. No air exchange, no oxygen entering the bloodstream. Without oxygen, our hearts give up and we go unconscious and eventually die.
Has references at the end.
>Drowning involves suffocating while in water. You don't even need to breathe in the water for this occur, but if you do inhale salt water, the high salt concentration prevents the water from crossing into lung tissue. If you drown in salt water, it's usually because you can't get oxygen or expel carbon dioxide. Breathing in salt water acts as a physical barrier between the air and your lungs. If the salt water is removed, you can breathe again.
>However, that does not mean there won't be lingering effects! Salt water is hypertonic to the ion concentration in lung cells, so water from your bloodstream enters your lungs to compensate for the concentration difference.
>Your blood thickens, putting strain on your circulatory system. The stress on your heart can lead to cardiac arrest within 8 to 10 minutes. The good news is, it's relatively easy to rehydrate your blood by drinking water, so if you survive the initial experience, you are well on the road to recovery.
tl;dr inhaling saltwater creates a barrier between the lungs and the bloodstream, so even if your head is above the water, you want get oxygen into your bloodstream. To make it worse, blood has water, and this one permeates into the lungs to balance the ion concentration.
Salt water has a lot of salt ions dissolved in it, and is on one side of the permeable barrier (lungs). The blood is on the other side of the barrier, and so to balance the amount, water from the blood permeates into the lungs, which causes, one, to have more water in your lungs blocking the oxygen exchange, and two, makes the blood flowing in your veins thicker.
Whenever I'm driving on the highway and switch lanes I always have a fear that I missed a car on my blindside and that they ram me from behind. Weird since I've never been in a crash before.